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New On My Shelf This Week

For this week’s new addition to my shelves, I have to thank the lovely Kelsey Butts of Book Publicity Services and the great folks at Netgalley who made the download so painless.


Cover Image Of 'Weave A Murderous Web' By Anne Rothman-Hicks And Ken HicksNo good deed goes unpunished. When Jane Larson—a hot-shot litigator for a large firm in New York City—helps out a friend, she is sucked into the unfamiliar world of divorce and child support. 


Jane’s discovery of the deadbeat dad’s hidden assets soon unravels a web of lies, drugs, and murder that keeps getting more dangerous. 


Soon, Jane is involved in a high stakes race to recover a missing suitcase of cash and catch the murderer before she becomes the next victim.


Clicking on the book’s title will link you directly with it’s Goodreads listing.


Image Of Authors Ken Hicks and Anne Rothman-HicksAnne Rothman-Hicks and Kenneth Hicks have been collaborating on books for forty-six years.

Their first joint effort was a student project while Anne was at Bryn Mawr College and Ken attended Haverford College.

Since then, they have written over twenty books together.

They are members of International Thriller Writers.

Their most recent novels are set in New York City, where they have lived for most of their married lives and where they have raised their three children.

We think that all artists create their art for essentially the same reason—they have a view of the world that they want to share with other people and, perhaps, at the same time teach them to see things from a different perspective, if only for a short time.

Catch up with all the latest events on Ken and Anne’s blog

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Picture of an English red post boxis a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week. Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home, where links may be added each week. So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for our three new joint administrators, after all, we all like to receive them … Your Hosts for  ‘Mailbox Monday

Leslie of ‘Under My Apple Tree’

Serena of ‘Savvy Verse & Wit’

Martha of ‘Reviews By Martha’s Bookshelf’

This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… You never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

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  • This author duo is new to me. The book sounds exciting (movie material, perhaps?) and I look forward to hearing more about it from you in future promotional posts. Any chance of a tag-team author interview? 🙂

    • Hi Kelly,

      I must admit that my thoughts about this book being great as a film adaptation pretty much echoed your own. I haven’t read a legal thriller for a while now and I am quite looking forward to this one getting to the top of my TBR pile.

      I have come across a few author duos now and even one pairing who don’t live in the same state, who write alternate chapters of the book and have to rely on messages and phone conversations for changes to the script. I’m not really sure how that works, but their books are hugely successful.

      If Kelsey contacts me again over the next few days, I will certainly ask her about the possibility of a guest post from Anne and Ken, as there has been such an interest in the joint authorship aspects of their writing, that it would be the great basis for an interesting article.

      Thanks for stopping by and Happy Reading 🙂

    • Hi Laura,

      I would like to think that writing together is fun for Anne and Ken, but I wonder what happens when they have opposing views about the way a story should go. Does one always give in to the other, do they toss a coin for it or draw straws, or do they have an independent arbiter they can seek advice from? I can’t believe that they always see eye to eye and never disagree!!

      Thanks for taking the time to comment today and enjoy the rest of your week 🙂

    • Hi Mary,

      Over the years, I have worked with a few husband and wife co-author teams, although each of them generally also has a career writing as a solo author, running in parallel.

      For Ken and Anne their partnership really does seem to be a labour of love and long may it continue!

      Thanks for visiting this week and Happy Reading 🙂

    • Hi Kathy,

      Impressed is indeed the right word to use, however I am more impressed that they are still married after so many years of collaborating on story lines together. Hubbie and I struggle to collaborate about what to have for dinner, let alone anything else! Although we are still married after almost 39 years, so I guess our system must work somehow 🙂

    • Hi Lorraine,

      Another great murder/mystery thriller for my ever growing collection and I love the atmospheric cover art too!

      Thanks for stopping by and Happy Reading 🙂

    • Thanks Carol.

      I haven’t read a good legal thriller for some time, so this will make quite a change.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment and Happy Reading 🙂

    • Hi Elizabeth,

      Long time, no speak – I hope that all is well with you 🙂

      I wonder whether Anne and Ken actively sit down together to collaborate on a story line or character, or if they go their own separate ways to prepare a chapter, then come together to compare notes and edit them into a single scene?

      An author(s) guest post would make for good reading I’ll bet!

      Have a good week 🙂

    • Hi Martha,

      Yes, I have been very lucky with the amount of new to me authors who have made direct contact regarding promotion and review for their books.

      I have to admit that I am quite selective with the choices I make and I have therefore not only ‘met’ some lovely people, but have more great titles in my TBR pile than I really know what to do with .. which is GOOD!

      Turning promotion into reading and reviewing is the challenge I have and one which I need to address urgently this year.

      Thanks for the lovely comment and for hosting this week’s MM 🙂

    • Hi Naida,

      I do try to be good and not look at Netgalley unless I have been specifically requested to take part in a blog tour or read and review article and I need to download a copy of the book.

      What hasn’t helped, is the fact that I now have auto approval for download of selected Aria Fiction titles, which in itself doesn’t sound too bad, but when you consider that averages 6 new titles a month, who couldn’t resist checking them out – and then of course you just have to download some, if not all of them, as it’s a bargain!!

      ‘Weave A Murderous Web’ is amassing quite a role call of positive ratings and reviews, so working together obviously suits Anne and Ken very well. I’m not so sure that I could work that closely with my own husband and could foresee nothing but stormy skies and harsh words happening in a very short space of time!

      Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend 🙂

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